FOUNDATIONS OF SLAVIC CIVILIZATION:

20,000 BCE – 1000 CE

 

YURI SHILOV

 

 

Abstract

 

This book describes the scientific study of the origins of Slavic ethnic culture. Whilst officially this history dates only from 1000 BCE to 1000 CE, the author offers sound reasons for extending this period back even further, not only to 3rd but also the 7th, and even the 20th millenium BCE, disclosing for the first time the reality of ancient doctrines and their content.

 

Since the era of Ancient Greece, the population of Eastern Europe had been regarded as uncivilized and barbarous. This biased view was strengthened by Byzantium which, having converted to Christianity in CE 330, reinforced the oppression of pagans via Church authority. However, because Eastern Slavs (modern Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians) accepted Christianity later than other European nations (CE 988 - 1386) they were allocated the last place in the hierarchy of civilization.

 

Acceptance of this viewpoint was sustained until recent times, promoted by a Science that rendered service to political doctrines sanctioned by the Church and this might have continued had the revolutions and wars of the 19th – 20th centuries not compelled mankind to seek to understand the true foundations and prospects of civilisation in order to avert future disasters. Thus, ruling authorities permitted scholars to probe deeper into facts far older than the slave-holding times. The author shows that by the end of the 20th century, even the doctrine of historical materialism had been recognised to be a continuation of the biblical policy towards “the Apocalypse” and this was not the way promised by Marxist-Leninists towards the bright future for all mankind. A new investigative methodology, focusing on the Trinity paradigm, now pointed to the reality of a Golden Age, an upsurge of civilization that preceded the slave-holding system and that was returning again according to predictions of Holy Writs that pre-date the Bible.

 

Such documents and their pagan priests had been ruthlessly destroyed by the Churches in Europe and the Middle East. However, the “world religions” of Semitic origin were powerless to overcome the “paganism” in India, China and Japan which closely preserved their own traditional qualities. It is therefore necessary to study the reasons for the colonisers failure to deharmonise and revolutionise the cultures of Indo-China.

 

The Indian Vedas, such as the Rigveda and also the epic poems of the Ramayana and Маhabharata, became a key source for the study of pre-Christian cultural stability. Calendar studies show that Vedic doctrines were founded by Brahman priests from the middle of the 5th to the end of the 2nd millenium BCE, i.e. long before the Bible had been written. According to Judaic chronology this was even before the world had come into being, yet Vedic doctrines speak of the self-creation of the universe taking place about 4,320 million years ago, corresponding to modem scientific concepts about the formation of the Earth and Solar System. This brought together a wonderful closeness of the pre-Christian cultures of Europe and India that originated from the migrations of Arian tribes in mid-2nd millenium BCE, leading researchers to seek the ancestral homeland of the Arians and thus of the Vedic culture they had created.

 

All ethno-historical zones across Eurasia have been surveyed with reference to the Vedas but although the scientists were guided by Mankind’s aspiration for a Saviour doctrine about the cyclic recurrence of the Golden Age, they were also guided by the political ambitions of national interests and religious competition. Even so, the search gradually narrowed around the Dnipro area of Ukraine.

 

Whilst the notorious problem of the Arians became linked with facist ideologies, the search for their ancestral homeland actually began, in 1820, by the German geographer K. Ritter who raised the question about the similarity of Indo-Arians with the (S)indics [Hindus] of the Kuban area in ancient times. Much later, in 1942, the same position was forwarded by the Austrian linguist P. Krechmer who pointed out that Old Sindic (after Herodotus), was located in the lower reaches of the Borysthenes (River Dnipro). Since then there have been many international publications which have collectively confirmed the ancestral homeland of Arians to have been in the Dnipro area.

 

In the 20th – 17th millennia BCE, when the greatest cold period occurred in Europe, a land called Aratta, well organised by priests, was formed between the Carpathians and Caucasus, the Volga and the Danube. This was a well developed region of mammoth hunters but the subsequent environmental changes that brought about the extinction of those animals also led to the demise of Aratta. By the 12th millennium BCE the last of its wisdom keepers were concentrated in the grottoes of the sanctuary called Stone Grave (near Melitopol). Their successors formed a second major cultural zone between the Carpathians and the Baltic region from where, in the 9th millennium BCE, a resettlement of Eurasians (or “Svidertians”) began in both the Urals and along the north and south coasts of the Black Sea. There, the last of these hunter-gatherers began cattle-raising and primitive agriculture, triggering the beginning of the Great Neolithic Revolution. The largest settlement of those “pre-Indo-Europeans”, or “Tukhunians” (direct descendants of “Euroasian-Svidertians”) lay near āatal Höyük in modern Turkey. However, the ecological-demographic catastrophe of the mid 7th millenium BCE compelled them to drift closer together with the related keepers of Stone Grave who, having invented a written language, had begun the most ancient Sacred texts during that time. Recorded here in writing, in 6200 Ī 97 BCE, is the worlds first known agreement about mutual aid. That event marks the beginning of the “State of Aratta”, and along with it, the beginning of world civilization.

 

The State of Aratta was the embodiment of the “Golden Age” and the foundation of the “Indo-Europeans”. This has only been learned about 10 – 15 years ago even in Ukraine, where these studies started, and even now it is practically unknown in western countries. This book traces its development through the Buh-Dniester and Sursk-Dnipro cultures to its apotheosis, known as the “Trypillian archaeological culture”. Aratta was considered by Sumer as its ancestral homeland, from which it had become separated by “the Deluge” in the mid 4th millennium BCE when the Mediterranean flooded the Black Sea area. That well trodden road between Aratta and Sumer had become the “steppe eneolithic line of development” along which the community of Arian tribes developed. The centre of Arián (known between the lower reaches of the Dnipro and Kuban as Dandariya until the 2nd – 4th centuries CE) was concentrated along the steppe borders of Aratta (where it then existed as Art-Arsania until 9th – 11th centuries CE). It was here that its Brahmans founded the Vedic culture of Aratta- Arián that was the core of the “Indo-European language community”.

 

The formation of the Vedas was principally associated with kurhans (burial mounds) the prototype of which was Stone Grave (known then as Kur-gal or Kur-an). This was an epithet of the creator-God Enlil who was known there from inscriptions of the 8th – 7th millenia BCE. From him were derived Slavic Lel, Indo-Arian Lilith and Jewish Eloi. The most ancient kurhans appeared in the Ukrainian Dnipro area on the expanses of Arián and Oriana, the coastal arms of Aratta. During the mid 3rd – 2nd millennia BCE, Oriana was a centre of considerable migrations between Bharata (India) and Paphlagonia, Troad and elsewhere (Asia Minor). This movement continued from Troad to Etruria (Italy) and to the Adriatic and from there to the Carpathians, Baltic and Pannonia.

 

Striking similarities between myths and legends of different nations from Classical times suggest a basis in real historical events and characters, especially when compared with ancient Slavic texts such as The Veles Book. There the roots of Slavdom from northern Hyperborea and southern Oriana are traced, through the Leleges and Pelasgians to Troy and Delos. Furthermore, between the 2nd – 1st millennia BCE, some of the migrants returned to the Dnipro area – and in this movement the ethnonymsRusy” (Ruses) and “Slaviane”(Slavs) became known for the first time. Nevertheless, their origins go back to at least 2300-1700 BCE for, as the book explains, it is only during that period of time, when the solar zodiac was led by Taurus, that the divine tandem of the Slavic gods Svaroh and Dazhboh-Svarozhych could have existed.

 

Later chapters, referring to more recent histories, trace the ethnic developments from Orissa and Borusia as the general Slavic homeland, through the Cimmerians and Scythians of the northern Black Sea, together with the Venety and Ants, to the social traditions and faith of Kyivan Rus. However, because the historical record of The Veles Book (and others) harks back 20,000 – 21,000 years, there is a reminder to seek the real ethnogenesis of Slavdom not only in the most ancient State of Aratta but also in the depths of its previous formation during the times of mammoth hunters. It is hoped that appropriate re-publications of The Slavic Veda (the Orianian forerunner of the Indo-Arian Vedas), The Veles Book and The Law of the Empress, i.e. Shu-Nun (as Stone Grave was called in ancient times), will supplement additional data on Slavic history.

 

In summary, the latest scientific studies point to the Slavic people (eastern in particular) being not only the core of Arian and Indo-European people but also of all human civilization. In mapping this core of global civilization from the 20th millenium BCE up to its termination with the conversion of Rus to Christianity in CE 879, it is hoped that this book will worthily serve the grand matter of the rapprochement of nations and lead towards the development of a new universal civilization.

 

 

 

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CONTENTS

 

Preface (by translaters Dr. Timothy Hooker and Heatherle Hooker)

 

Introduction

The Origins of Civilisation and the urgency of their clarification

1.     History began in Aratta.

2.     Is the “all-powerful doctrine” of historical-materialism correct?

3.     The Trinity paradigm – the latest methodology of a world view.

Chapter I

The Chronicle of Shu-Nun

1.     The beginning of the Great Neolithic Revolution.

2.     The Circum-Pontic zone.

3.     The problem of the Indo-European language community.

Chapter 2

The Origin of Civilization

1.     The beginning of the Great Neolithic Revolution on Ukrainian Territory.

2.     Buh-Dniester and Sursk-Dnipro archaeological cultures.

3.     Ethno-historical interpretation of memorials (archaeological findings).

Chapter 3

The most ancient state in the world - Aratta

1.     The appearance of the state of Aratta.

2.     Aratta of the interfluve of the Danube and Dnipro.

3.     Persian and Indian Aratta.

Chapter 4

Arián - the country of Arians

1.     The problem of Arians in historiography.

2.     Discovery of the lower Dnipro ancestral homeland of Arians.

3.     Arians: An historical sketch from Aratta to Bharatta.

Chapter 5

The Dark Ages of Europe

1.     Atlantis, Pelasgia, Hyperborea.   

2.     "Super Northern" Apollo and his followers.

3.     From Hyperborea to Troy and Delos.

Chapter 6

The Veles book and its place in ancient literature

1. The germination of the Vedas.

2. The general root of the Indo-European epos.        

3. Sources and research into the problem of the beginnings of Rus.

Chapter 7

The eternal depths of Slavdom

1. In the times of mammoths.            

2. The middle of the Stone Age.

3. The foundation of Aratta.

Chapter 8

From Aratta to Hyperborea

            1. The Arattan stratum of pre-Slavic culture.            

2. The pre-Slavic appearance of Sumer and Oriana.  

3. The general well-spring of Slavs and Pelasgians.

Chapter 9

The germination of Ukraine and Rus

1. LelegesLidaRusians.

2. EnetyVeneti.    

3. Who are the Rus?

Chapter 10

The Veles book - Sources of Slavs and Rus

1. Orissa and Borusia as the general Slo(a)vian homeland.    

2. The Veles Book on the origin of Rus.         

3. Social traditions and faith of pre-Kyivan Rus.

Chapter 11

Аncient times

1. Pre-Scythian Population of the northern Black Sea.         

2. Were the Cimmerians expelled by the Scythians? 

3. Rus and Bosphorus.

Chapter 12

The Emergence of Kyivan Rus

1. The Venedy, Ants and Sklavins.   

2. The establishment of Kyiv, the capital of Rus.     

3. “Great land of our ...”

Epilogue

Kyan (Ancient Sumer City)    Indo-European  dynasty

            1. Kyan, Indo-European dynasty of Oriana-Dandaria.         

2. The precepts of the Volhvs.          

3. The divine essence of The Veles book.

Conclusion
           
Sources, State, Perspectives – Slavic Studies

             1. Upper Palaeolithic.           

   2. Mesolithic (9,000 – 7,000 BCE).

3. Neolithic.

4. Eneolithic or Copper-Stone Age.

5. Bronze Age.

6. Ancient times.

7. Early Middle Ages.

Conclusions and outlooks

 

Tables

1. Appearance and formation of Slavs.

2. Maps and Monuments.        

3. Maps etc.

 

Afterword  (by translater Dr. Volodymyr Krasnoholovets)